Born in Lisbon, 1st March 1962.
Research fellow, INESC Speech Group, 1985-1988.
Associate scientist with IBM Portugal from 1988 till 1990 (leader of the IBM-INESC Scientific Group).
Associate professor, responsible for teaching natural language processing for fourth-grade students of software engineering at IST, 1993.
Group leader at INESC from 1990 till 1996, in charge of INESC's Natural Language Group.
Engineer at the Text Laboratory, Department of linguistics, University of Oslo, 1996-1998.
Researcher at SINTEF Information and Communication Technology (1998-2010).
Engineer at the Research Computing Services, Center for Information Technology, University of Oslo (2010).
Associate professor, Portuguese language and linguistics, University of Oslo (2011-2012)
Full professor, Portuguese language and linguistics, University of Oslo (2012)